Employment, Benefits & Compensation Forum: Headlines Control - McDermott

Employment, Benefits and Compensation Forum: Control Your Own Headlines


Control Your Own Headlines

In today’s high-stakes environment, in-house counsel and HR professionals are often on the frontlines, responding to headlines that threaten business and reputational objectives.

Join McDermott Will & Emery’s Employment and Employee Benefits practice groups at a half-day forum in our Chicago office. This forward-looking program is designed to drive conversation around emerging trends to help employers craft their own narrative, instead of being held captive by it.

Key areas of focus will include:

The heightened risk of class action litigation concerning the workplace and workforce

  • The launch of attacks on retirement and health plans
  • The rise in biometric data actions in Illinois
  • Plaintiffs’ continued pursuit of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims on employers
  • Recent developments in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) defense

An encompassing approach to diversity challenges and opportunities

  • Closing the pay gap: compensation best practices
  • Unconscious bias: creating a culture of compliance and awareness
  • Transgender employees: state of the discrimination law, model workplace practices and employee benefits trends

The evolution of workforce management in the age of the millennial

  • The student loan crisis from a competitive benefits perspective
  • The dangers of AI in recruitment practices
  • Evolving mandates around marijuana in the workplace, including healthcare coverage laws

We hope to see you October 10.

Registration Information



8:30 am – 9:00 am (CT)
Registration and Networking Breakfast


9:00 am – 12:00 pm



12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch



McDermott Will & Emery
444 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60606

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